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US agencies examine reports of early COVID-19 infections in Wuhan lab

May 25, 2021 10:20 am

Information about the researchers was published in the Wall Street Journal on Sunday. China's foreign ministry spokesman, Zhao Lijian, said on Monday it was "completely untrue" that three WIV staff members had fallen ill.

China increasingly a near-peer competitor, posing multiple challenges: Top US intelligence officer

April 15, 2021 10:14 am

"China increasingly is a near-peer competitor, challenging the United States in multiple areas while pushing to revise global norms in ways that favour the authoritarian Chinese system," Avril Haines said.

India under PM Modi more likely to respond with military force to Pakistan provocations: US intelligence report

April 14, 2021 10:31 am

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) in its Annual Threat Assessment report to the US Congress, said although a general war between India and Pakistan is unlikely, crises between the two are likely to become more intense, risking an escalatory cycle.

N.Korea sees talks as way to advance nuclear program, says US intel official

January 23, 2021 10:16 am

President Joe Biden's nominee for secretary of state, Antony Blinken, said on Tuesday the new administration planned a full review of the U.S. approach to North Korea to look at ways to increase pressure on it to return to the negotiating table.

Top intelligence official says he meant no disrespect to Trump

July 22, 2018 10:12 am

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said his Thursday comments at the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado were not intended to be critical of the president's decision to invite Putin to a meeting in Washington later this year.

US intelligence contractor pleads not guilty to leaking charge

June 09, 2017 8:00 am

The FBI said unauthorized disclosure of the secret document "could reasonably result in exceptionally grave damage to the national security," though the government has not alleged that Winner sought to share the report with foreign agents.

Lashkar tech expert who hid in plain sight

December 24, 2014 11:16 am

US, British and Indian intelligence had piles of data on Zarrar Shah and the assault team.

US intelligence chief defends spying on allies,says it's a two-way street

October 30, 2013 12:04 pm

Though most of the programs were enacted as a result of the Sept. 11,2001,terrorist attacks.

Merkel complains to Obama over cellphone tapping report

October 24, 2013 1:23 am

Merkel called for US authorities to clarify the extent of surveillance in Germany.

US lawmaker compares Snowden with Gandhi

August 09, 2013 2:13 am

A senior lawmaker from President Barack Obama’s Democratic party has compared US intelligence analyst Edward Snowden with Mahatma Gandhi.